It’s day 21 of #marchmeetthemaker and today’s prompt is ‘STORIES - A DAY IN THE LIFE.’ Our days tend to look different, so here’s a glimpse at both of ours! 🦄🐌
(Ha, our intention was for both of us to film IG stories throughout today...but then the vast majority of my day was spent driving on snowy highways since my husband and I are moving to Milwaukee tomorrow! 🙃 NOT a typical day in the life of Snail. Leah’s addressing mountains of beautiful wedding invitations tonight for a client though, so maybe she’ll share a glimpse! 💕)
Fellow Makers... Do you sketch out your ideas before you start a new piece I usually have an overall idea of how I want a piece to look before I start making it, but I think I need to start sketching things first to figure my proportions out. For example, with this Cinderella mug, I was originally planning to glaze the lip a solid colour down to where the transfer starts but now I'm thinking it might look better to go right down to those buttons (covering part of the transfer). I like working things out on a 3D form, but as my time to work becomes more and more limited by my growing baby, I feel like sketching first might same me some time. How do you work best on a new form Sketching On a 3D piece Something else 🤔
2018: Coming for everything they said I couldn’t have.
Appreciate the support from close and far from everyone🙌🏽 promise to keep going harder
Photo by: @jay.delavision
Tonight 7pm! (QLD time) Get excited ladies! There will be a small release of unicorns and bunnies tonight! This little lady is ready for lift off to her new home 🐰🙊✨
I don’t know if I’ve seen enough axes really come up with a favorite brand, but if you’re new to the axe restoration game, you can’t go wrong with a Plumb. Of all the old axe heads I’ve owned, they’ve had a really consistent quality and they edges have a lot of hardened steel to work with. Sexy Not really😄. Durable Just look at how much meat is left 😄. Feel free to chime in with your favorite brands.
Yesterday was day 20 of #marchmeetthemaker but I (Snail) was hustling all day, prepping for a cross country move. 🤪 So you get two posts today to make up for it! Yesterday’s prompt was “TOOLS AND MATERIALS.” Our illustrations wouldn’t be nearly as vibrant and lovely without these amazing gouache paints. 🎨 It was a big investment to get both of us sets right when we were starting out from zero - but it’s been so worth it to have these gorgeous paints. 😍
Hey loves! I have an awesome blog to share with you guys, miss @lauralacquer !! She is seriously such an awesome mom as well as a great blogger! She is who I aspire to be! A strong black woman doctor who isn’t afraid to show their love for fashion and makeup and everything girly! Thank you Laura for your inspiration! 💗
Last pair! I’ve had the confetti glitter heart studs available for awhile now and they are down to the last pair! This is the last chance to get them. They are on tinygalaxies.com. ✨💙
Are you kidding me! This review is everything. My customers are amazing and it makes me so happy and grateful knowing that people are enjoying what I make. You all keep me going and help me to keep up this crazy maker life. 😭😭😭😭 <—- totally happy tears 🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️ totally feeling honored and humbled 🤯🤯🤯 #customers #bestcustomers #humble #grateful @3hippiechicksandaredneck 😘😘😘😘
It's a tea and toasty kinda day 😌
Wooly Maple is best worn in pairs, preferrably by you and your bestie👭 Magical snowfall optional, but definitely recommended.
How cute are Brand Reps @meephotographylondon and @tonebrittup here! Shout out to the talented @ruth_less_images for capturing this adorable moment❤
Tag your bestie who'd look cute in some Wooly!👇
Day 21 - Stories - A Day in the Life of... #marchmeetthemaker
Tbt before starting March Meet the Maker, Challenge 1 (Picture of Me) and today's challenge I was most 😬😬😬 over. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I said last year that I wanted to have video on my website but the biggest hurdle was the fear I had of going in front of camera. My inner kick-arse was in constant conflict with my inner scaredy-cat but I knew at some point`I needed to get over it and force myself to do it 😏😂... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With my daily stories challenge set, rather surprisingly, after 21 days of IG Stories and 16 second daily ramblings, it's getting easier🙌. Don't get me wrong, I can feel the relief as the end of March nears closer but my inner scaredy-cat is definitely more chilled! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I write, my mind automatically goes to Eleanor Roosevelt's quote - "Do one thing every day that scares you". Now does doing video for 31 days straight mean I've got March covered I wonder what Eleanor would think... 😂
Yes, I have been painting more llamas!
Spring is finally here and I’m super excited to share some of the new things that will be hitting the shop soon 😍
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💖I really love the simplicity of this hammered gold ceramic dish. I came up with the idea a few years ago and tried a few different ways of making it until I settled on how I make it now. They’re very time consuming, but I think the final result is worth it. I’ll be making more of these beauties in the studio tomorrow in preparation for Mother’s day which is coming soon. #ringdish #mothersdaygift #modernmud
A special tag for a very special husky and husky momma in Aspen! Sterling silver & Spiderweb Turquoise from the world-famous Number 8 mine in Nevada.
Had a minor panic attack after realizing my pup ate one of these toxic ranunculus after I took these photos. Keeping a keen eye on our little pal. Super excited about these cute llamas (alpacas) in the meantime
Morning!! Today is the day!! There will be a small release of dolls tonight!! And then there will be one tomorrow night of one very special doll!! 🤫 Stay tunes for more details! 7pm tonight!! ✨🙌🏻
Got my sunnies on and it’s 46 degrees, which feels v warm. LET’S GO SPRING. 🌞🌻🌞 #dmcthreads #🌻
N E W listing alert 🚨! Custom, hand painted, wooden “Welcome Signs” have joined the shop! (Gorg flowers and greenery unfortunately not included 😉🌸) Click the link in my bio to see more!
Flower + wood pendant. The resin somewhat stained the wood, and I’m wondering if I should leave it as is or paint the wood a color OR try to stain the wood. What do you think
It's hard to shoot a decent photo when the weather is blah 🌨️😰....This girl is adopted 😍
While out and about with the hubby a few weekends ago we stopped to snap a few quick photos of this new style that will be available this fall.
I will say having a day job with a schedule that allows me to pursue this creative dream is something I'm extremely grateful for. It does have it's perks but it also takes a lot of dedication and hard work. There are some days like Monday night when I get home and am extremely exhausted and go to bed at 6:30 pm. Then there are days like today where I was able to create product and meet a friend for lunch.
I don't want anyone to ever feel like the grass is always greener and look down on their own circumstances. I want people to be happy with where they are and if they aren't makes some changes or change your attitude. Somebody else's story might look better from the outside but you should never compare where you are at in life to where others are and let that steal your happiness. Let your light shine!
My first blog post on the MadLove Creative Co. website is live! I followed @emmaxmareeart's lead and did a meet the artist/get to know me tag! 🙌 (Plus there's a little explanation on the name change if you're at all curious)
This is for the star gazers, world wanderers and adventure lovers! My new galaxy necklaces are online now! 🌌
Here is the completed wall art piece from this week!
This was so fun to make! There’s a gorgeous piece of real turquoise laid into the center, and the imagery is burned into a solid slab of Maple wood. Once again, the color brought it to life! Let me know what you think.🦋🦅🌹 This was a commission from another artist I’ve met on Instagram who makes the most breathtaking silver jewelry~ please go and give her page some love! You will not be disappointed 👉🏼 @_andshewas_